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喧嘩のトラさんは南アへも

トランプ米大統領は22日、南アフリカでの「土地や農地の収用」や「農家殺害」の実態を詳しく調査するようポンペオ国務長官に指示したことをツイッターで明らかにした。

南アフリカのラマポーザ大統領は今月1日、無補償での土地収用を可能にする憲法改正を与党が推し進めると表明した。同国では大半の土地を白人が所有しており、アパルトヘイト(人種隔離政策)終了から20年以上が経過してもなお社会の不平等が続く象徴となっている。

ラマポーザ大統領の報道官は、南アの外務省がプレトリアの米大使館からトランプ大統領の発言について明確な説明を求めると述べ、トランプ氏が「誤解している」と付け加えた。

南ア政府のツイッターの公式アカウントはトランプ氏の発言について、「われわれの国の分断を目指し、植民地時代の過去を思い起こさせる狭い見解を決して受け入れない」とした。  ロイター

South African politicians resist Trump's 'falsehoods' about South Africa

Deputy President David Mabuza has accused US President Donald Trump of spreading misinformation about South Africa's land reform policies, but the country's relations with the US are set to continue as normal.

Mabuza's comments were in response to a tweet where Trump said he had instructed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures" and the "large scale killings of farmers".

Rumours of a high rate of racially targeted farm murders in South Africa have been debunked by fact-checking organisation Africa Check.

Speaking at a land summit in Bela-Bela, Limpopo on Thursday, Mabuza dismissed Trump's comments as a distortion of South Africa's land reform.

"We would like to discourage those who are using this sensitive and emotive issue of land to divide us as South Africans by distorting our land reform measures to the international community and spreading falsehoods that our 'white farmers' are facing the onslaught from their own government. This is far from the truth," Mabuza said.

The deputy president added that the ANC does not support "land grabs", explaining that land expropriation measures would be "within the confines of our constitutional framework".

Trump's tweet has roused a reaction from senior politicians in South Africa, who have treated the US president's remark with measured resistance.

In a statement, International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu described the tweet as "unfortunate" and "based on false information" in a statement. Sisulu has instructed officials from her department to meet with the US embassy in Pretoria to gain clarity on the matter.

Under pressure Donald Trump falls for fake news about South African whites
Though there appears to be resistance from government to Trump's comments on land reform, relations between South Africa and the US are set to continue as normal according to communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane. The minister was speaking at a briefing in Parliament on Wednesday.

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野村 雅道(のむら・まさみち)氏

1979年東京大学教養学部を卒業後、東京銀行(現三菱UFJ銀行)入行、82年ニューヨーク支店にて国際投資業務(主に中南米融資)、外貨資金業務に従事。85年プラザ合意時には本店為替資金部でチーフディーラーを務める。

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